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Four Cats Named to USA Softball Watch List
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 01/23/2007
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OKLAHOMA CITY ?- Four Arizona softball players were named to the initial “Watch List” for the 6th Annual USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year Award, the ASA announced Tuesday.

 

Wildcat seniors Kristie Fox and Caitlin Lowe and juniors Callista Balko and Taryne Mowatt made Arizona the only squad to have four players included on the prestigious preseason watch list.

 

Fox, a career .355 hitter, is a two-time first-team NFCA All-American and has started at shortstop for UA in 182 of 183 games since 2004.  A native of San Diego, Calif., Fox played on the World University Team this past summer.

Kristie Fox

 

Lowe, a finalist for the USA Softball Player of the Year Award in 2005, is a three-time first-team NFCA All-American.  If the past three years are any indication, she could end up as one of only five Arizona players to be named to the All-America team for four years.  Lowe, who hails from Tustin, Calif., is a .458 career hitter and has started for the U.S. Women’s National Team in each of the last two years.

 

Balko, one of only two catchers named to the watch list, caught all 65 games for Arizona in 2006 and earned a Pac-10 honorable mention with a strong finish to last year’s campaign.  After beginning the year in a slump, the Tucson local finished the year by hitting .319 with 31 RBI over the last 39 games of the year.  Her turnaround was recognized, as she joined Fox on the World University Team over the summer.

Balko (left) and Mowatt

 

Mowatt succeeds Arizona’s only four-time All-American pitcher Alicia Hollowell as the Wildcats’ first option in the circle.  The Corona, Calif., native has both her own success and history on her side, entering 2007.  An All-WCWS team honoree last year, Mowatt ranked ninth and 28th nationally in strikeouts per seven innings and ERA, respectively, in 2006.  Last year she compiled a 21-6 record, in which five of her six losses she received no run support.  Additionally, Arizona has had a pitcher named to the NFCA All-America team every year since 1991.

 

 

Arizona begins its 2007 season in the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe on Feb. 9 against Ohio State.

 

2007 USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List

 

 *Monica Abbott ?- Tennessee ?- Senior ?- Pitcher ?- Salinas, CA

Candice Baker ?- Cal State Fullerton ?- Senior ?- Pitcher ?- Buena Park, CA

Callista Balko ?- Arizona ?- Junior ?- Catcher ?- Tucson, AZ

Brandice Balschmiter ?- Massachusetts ?- Sophomore ?- Pitcher ?- Newark, NY

Lacey Bertucci ?- Louisiana-Lafayette ?- Senior ?- First Base ?- Folsom, LA

Catherine Bishop ?- Louisville ?- Senior ?- Pitcher ?- Adelaide, Australia

Katie Burkhart ?- Arizona State ?- Junior ?- Pitcher ?- San Luis Obispo, CA

Courtney Bures ?- Mississippi State ?- Sophomore ?- Shortstop ?- Haymarket, VA

*Tonya Callahan ?- Tennessee ?- Junior ?- First Base ?- Holden, MO

*Eileen Canney ?- Northwestern ?- Senior ?- Pitcher ?- Paradise, CA

*Gina Carbonatto ?- Pacific ?- Senior ?- Outfield ?- Lake Stevens, WA

Kasi Carroll ?- Georgia ?- Senior ?- Pitcher ?- Norris City, IL

*Ashley Charters ?- Washington ?- Junior ?- Shortstop ?- Newberg, OR

*Kaitlin Cochran ?- Arizona State ?- Sophomore ?- Outfield ?- Yorba Linda, CA

Maddy Coon ?- Stanford ?- Sophomore ?- Infield ?- Chappaqua, NY

*Garland Cooper ?- Northwestern ?- Senior ?- First Base ?- Mission Viejo, CA

Ashley DeBuhr ?- Nebraska ?- Senior ?- Pitcher ?- Beatrice, NE

Melanie Denischuk ?- UMBC ?- Senior ?- Utility ?- Poway, CA

*Norrelle Dickson ?- Oklahoma ?- Senior ?- Utility ?- Orange, CA

Samantha Findlay ?- Michigan ?- Junior ?- First Base ?- Lockport, IL

*Erin Floros ?- San Diego State ?- Sophomore ?- Catcher ?- San Diego, CA

*Rachel Folden ?- Marshall ?- Junior ?- Utility ?- Baldwin Park, CA

*Kristie Fox ?- Arizona ?- Senior ?- Shortstop ?- San Diego, CA

Whitney Haller ?- Georgia Tech ?- Sophomore ?- First Base ?- Marietta, GA

Kassie Humphreys ?- Kansas ?- Senior ?- Pitcher ?- Glendale, AZ

*Leslie Klein ?- LSU ?- Senior ?- Outfield ?- Sunrise, FL

*Chelsi Lake ?- Baylor ?- Senior ?- Infield ?- Keller, TX

*Dominique Lastrapes ?- Washington - Senior ?- Second Base ?- Mission Viejo, CA

Jodie Legaspi ?- UCLA ?- Senior ?- Shortstop ?- Garden Grove, CA

Mia Longfellow ?- Oregon State ?- Senior ?- Utility ?- Ramona, CA

*Caitlin Lowe ?- Arizona ?- Senior ?- Outfield ?- Tustin, CA

Robin Mackin ?- Fresno State ?- Sophomore ?- Pitcher ?- Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

*Megan McAllister ?- Georgia ?- Senior ?- Infield ?- Carlsbad, CA

*Brianne McGowan ?- Oregon State ?- Senior ?- Pitcher ?- Reno, NV

*Kellie Middleton ?- Georgia ?- Senior ?- Outfield ?- Norcross, GA

*Cambria Miranda ?- Oregon State ?- Junior ?- Utility ?- Camarillo, CA

Whitney Mollica ?- Massachusetts ?- Sophomore ?- Third Base ?- Windham, NH

Taryne Mowatt ?- Arizona ?- Junior ?- Pitcher/Utility ?- Corona, CA

*Brette Reagan ?- Baylor ?- Sophomore ?- Infield ?- Magnolia, TX

Jackie Rinehart ?- Stanford ?- Senior ?- Outfield ?- Reno, NV

*Brittany Rogers ?- Alabama ?- Sophomore ?- Outfield ?- Dacula, GA

*Lindsay Schutzler ?- Tennessee ?- Senior ?- Shortstop ?- Monterey, CA

*Anjelica Selden ?- UCLA ?- Junior ?- Pitcher ?- Vacaville, CA

*Amber Smith ?- Illinois State ?- Junior ?- Pitcher ?- Fairfield, CA

Alex Sutton ?- California ?- Senior ?- Outfield ?- Morgan Hill, CA

*Angela Tincher ?- Virginia Tech ?- Junior ?- Pitcher ?- Eagle Rock, VA

*Emily Turner ?- LSU ?- Senior ?- Pitcher ?- Chula Vista, CA

Desiree Williams ?- Texas ?- Junior ?- Shortstop ?- Tucson, AZ

*Tammy Williams ?- Northwestern ?- Sophomore ?- Shortstop ?- Roscoe, MO

*Veronica Wootson ?- Florida State ?- Senior ?- Infield ?- Fontana, CA

 *2006 NFCA All-Americans

 

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